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    Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 5:16pm
Ok ok it;s time to leave your thoughts below!
I never had anything against or for burton until now.

Besides selling Burton products, Burton stores sell several sub-brands which focus on specific market niches.[clarification needed] These sub-brands include Anon Optics (snowboard goggles and eyewear); RED (helmets and body armor), Analog (outerwear) and Gravis (footwear). In 2005, Four Star Distribution sold four of its snowboard brands to Burton, including Forum Snowboarding which designs hardgoods and softgoods, outerwear and streetwear. Burton, a privately-owned company, also owns a surfing distributor.
I saw that on wikipedia and that had me thinking. Why Forum!!!!!
Wait? a surfing distribution? WTF?

I look at burton as not a snowboard company but a money hungry business.
I just picture it as it's only for money and buying companies.
Does that mean since they own Forum, do they own special-blend and foursquare?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 5:18pm
Yep...... and this topic has been super played out on here over the last few months/years.  Also, I can't believe you would insinuate that a company is trying to make money....... that's crazy. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 5:27pm
Stop these shenanigans, a company like Burton would never try to make money...it's not like they put restrictions on when their boards can be discounted or anything...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 5:27pm

go do some "who owns who" work with k2 n ride. Maybe one day they will offer a mr coffee or a sunbeam mixer with the purchase of a snowboard.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 5:34pm
dood, i would love to get a sunbeam mixer with a purchase of a snowboard. seriously.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 5:45pm
this is NOT news and this is nothing and this is how most companies are.  oakley owns rayban, quicksilver owns dc/mervin and a ton of stuff, VF outdoor owns jansport, vans, etc.. nothing is what you think.  almost everything has a secret mother company.

and yeah, k2/ride and others are owned by jarden corp, which owns mr coffee, crockpot, and tons of other consumer items that are completely unrelated to snowboarding.

anon and red are both 100% burton brands.  its the same as saying "burton goggles" or burton helmets."  gravis and analog are separate brands that came FROM burton but are separate.  analog is not the same as saying "burton outerwear."  and forum, thats just how it goes.  theyre still their own company, theyre just owned by burton now.

name your favorite companies and i bet a lot of them are owned by someone else.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 5:46pm
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Stop these shenanigans, a company like Burton would never try to make money...it's not like they put restrictions on when their boards can be discounted or anything...
i take it you saw the burton/sierra situation and think burton is the only company to have pricing regulations?  SO many industries and brands work like that.  its NORMAL.  and EVERY brand wants to make money. some focus on it more than others, but ultimately that is the whole point of business.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 6:27pm
Burton is like any company that wants to make money.  I have no issues with them being a conglomerate and owning other companies.  My only issues with burton are poor quality products and their rather abusive policies towards certain e-tailers:)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 6:34pm
god, this is going to turn into another sierra nuthugger thread against burton.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 6:37pm
Well, if you don't like their business practices, you can always choose not to buy their products.  Simple as that, and not much else you can really do.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:07pm
every company is in it to turn a profit..no matter how ''core'' they are....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:13pm
the way these posts go you would think that people expect snowboarders to be socialist.  Yes Burton is the biggest snowboard company in the world, but they are still privately owned...as a company they could be a lot worse.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:13pm
seriously can everyone get over the fact that burton is a business and one that makes money at that.  This is the focus of every business, if they didnt make money they wouldn't do it.  If sierra didnt make money they wouldnt see snowboard products either.  Seriously crawl back under the rock from where you emerged buddy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:15pm
exactly, i dont understand the hate behind burton, they make good stuff, yeah its expensive, but so are all other major snowboard companies? whats the big deal...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:39pm
WHERES GLENN BECK'S BLACKBOARD WHEN WE NEED IT!!!!

I love all this stuff, its so fun. Its all fun even if sierra and burton weren't in a big barney. I dont know why people get so uptight about it. Theres a million and 1 threads on whether rocker is better than camber, and i'd sure as hell prefer to learn about the industry itself to be honest. In fact i LOVE the sierra/burton fiasco purely from an outsider perspective because it's such an interesting discussion on the way modern capitalism works. Theres so much interesting stuff, and so many possible trajectories of how this might play out (including but in no way restricted to questions of internet shopping and the role of the service industry - i mean lordy, if burton can do the exact same thing sierra can do, then why not join the direct buying revolution - unless of course what theyre actually wanting is for the former retail industry to both offset loss and of course share in a reduced profit via compulsory purchase agreements :)).

I LOVE the idea that this has been discussed to death when its barely in fact scratched the surface. I remember a thread RIGHT BEFORE the whole burton thing happened where some dude talked about some website refusing to price match with sierra, and the discussion gravitating to the damage online discounts and massive warehouse operations like sierra have on local shops. It was such an interesting discussion about the future of the industry and the role of small operations in this brave new world. I would love to see more of it in truth.

NB. I should probably have used the word fascinating instead of fun. I appreciate there are real world mortgages that need paid and that its not exactly fun for people living on either their savings or barely eeking a living after investing their life into this game.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:39pm
Burton is a business, and there objectives is to make money will trying to maintain a certain level of customer statisfaction through worksmanship or what not. As the post stayed earlier, many corp. has a mother company. One a small business becomes successful, these bigger company offer to buy them out for a HUGE sum of $.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:47pm
Brian Wilson, after  looking at your profile I now see you are only 15.  Seriously mate wait till you get out of school befiore embarking on useless arguments of which you seem to have little to no knowledge about.  Get some life experiences and your innocence will wear off and the big bad world will make sense to you :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 7:58pm
ah, here we go, this might help :)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:02pm
That is very cool...... but why are wrangler and lee on there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:05pm
all this taking over is a standard in the corporate world. gaining more market power = more control = more profit( which is the aim of all companies).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:09pm
im shocked!.. at the fact that you didnt know Forum was owned by Burton.
I'm in need of bindings for my 5 boards..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:12pm
Originally posted by sheeshgosh

hope its promising, the last kingdom hearts game for the Nintendo DS wasnt that bad, but it was somewhat repetitive.

I think Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was a pretty good game that brought back the use of most peoples PSP.

you had a few different threads open..... hahahaha (happens to all of us at some point).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:18pm
^^ LAWLS.. now i gotta go find that thread and post my original thought for it. thanks rook

at first i was like, how the hell does rook know i have more than 1 thread open. Seems like my mistake is pretty common . (and for the record, im not trying to point hussy, i dont post a lot and i dont log in everyday)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:18pm
Business is business. Burton is putting some serious money into R&D, and as a result we are benefiting. So tbh I don't really care. As long as there is enough competition remaining to reward better price point and improved technology.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:23pm
Yes everyone I understand Burtons a business. And business's are supposed to make money.
I just look at it a different way than you guys.
I just don't like the idea of companies buying companies.
No there's nothing I can do about it but I can not like the idea right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:52pm
Originally posted by shaunnj

My only issues with burton are poor quality products and their rather abusive policies towards certain e-tailers:)
so basically you dont know how the industry really works or the real reasons there is a burton issue with sierra.  you just see burton taking away the account and demanding payment, for no reason other than to be abusive, and its only enhanced by the fact that you cant get 70% off burton anymore (which is probably the REAL reason so many people are hating on burton in regards to the sierra issue).  am i right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:55pm
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^^ LAWLS.. now i gotta go find that thread and post my original thought for it. thanks rook

at first i was like, how the hell does rook know i have more than 1 thread open. Seems like my mistake is pretty common . (and for the record, im not trying to point hussy, i dont post a lot and i dont log in everyday)

No body was accusing you of post whoring its just funny when it happens........ and when I see it happen I like to ninja quote to lock it in for eternity. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 8:59pm
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My only issues with burton are poor quality products and their rather abusive policies towards certain e-tailers:)


This is a pretty absurd statement.
I'm just here to look cool...

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Personally i dont think that there is any reason to potect local shops and all that etc, because when it comes down to it as a bussiness you must find a way to seperate yourself from the others and that is (in most cases) the only way to succeed in bussiness or in life
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 9:18pm
in order for a brand like burton to succeed, they need their shops to be healthy, in order to be able to sell as much as they do and make the most money.  they could open all their own stores but that would cost them money to have thousands and thousands of locations with even more employees.

once again.. if one big shop has huge discounts that hurts other shops ability to sell, ultimately it ends up with less shops buying burton, or the shops that still carry burton buy less of it.. and at the end of the day burton distributes less of their product.  take out that shop and their discounts, replenish everyone elses ability to sell, and you are gonna make more overall.
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in order for a brand like burton to succeed, they need their shops to be healthy, in order to be able to sell as much as they do and make the most money.  they could open all their own stores but that would cost them money to have thousands and thousands of locations with even more employees.
once again.. if one big shop has huge discounts that hurts other shops ability to sell, ultimately it ends up with less shops buying burton, or the shops that still carry burton buy less of it.. and at the end of the day burton distributes less of their product.  take out that shop and their discounts, replenish everyone elses ability to sell, and you are gonna make more overall.


Exactly SIMPLE ECONOMICS
however cant say i agree with all the people saying that local shops need to be protected, i know i just said it but
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I wish snowboarding was socialist. Then I would get a free snowboard.

Nev mind, I'd be a loser if I just sat around every day hoping it was my day to get a free snowboard.
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I wish snowboarding was socialist. Then I would get a free snowboard.

Nev mind, I'd be a loser if I just sat around every day hoping it was my day to get a free snowboard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 9:41pm
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I just don't like the idea of companies buying companies.
No there's nothing I can do about it but I can not like the idea right?
look into horizontal and vertival integrated companies, you should learn that in year 10 or year 11 commerce or business studies and you will probably be hating every company in the world.  So save yourself the hate and learn to accept that is a fact of life, most companies will buy them competition out (horizontal integration) rather than compete and it gets them into niche markets which they would of otherwsie not been as competitive in and it helps the company they buy as well as they now have the backing to compete rather than to just survive.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 9:47pm
its kinda like how if you get too deep into where your food comes from, you dont ever want to eat ever again... like when a lot of people watch "food inc."  its best to ignore it or accept it sometimes, haha.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 10:20pm
this remind me of this film i saw about animal cruelty or something.
all of the meat we buy in grocery stores are owned by only a couple of companies, even though there seems to be an endless amount of brands to choose from, theyre really just branches of a bigger corporation. monopolizing ftw
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Chinese have everything - they produce it for us
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Personally i dont think that there is any reason to potect local shops and all that etc, because when it comes down to it as a bussiness you must find a way to seperate yourself from the others and that is (in most cases) the only way to succeed in bussiness or in life
 
this makes no sense at all. how high are you?
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Originally posted by atcskatedecks

Personally i dont think that there is any reason to potect local shops and all that etc, because when it comes down to it as a bussiness you must find a way to seperate yourself from the others and that is (in most cases) the only way to succeed in bussiness or in life
 
this makes no sense at all. how high are you?

He is in Manitoba..... so the answer could very well be VERY.....
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Ho Ho
In every part of bussines and industrie the companies buying companies.Sometimes one big companies separate in two or more .This is a some kind of CORPORATE MONOPOLISM
LA PIOVRA - many tentacles(Analog, Gravis,Red,Anon..) but one head(Burton)

Like a Coca Cola Co - they own a 100+ beer brand in the world and other.
So this is it
Dont worry - The BIG FISH always eat the small fish

ACCEPT THE TRUE AND U R GONNA LIVE until u meet the big fish

and why we are gonna think it about that - No mater what they do - made for the money or not- just dont interfere to have fun and riding snowboards,ski,driving a car,drinkind,eating and ..... u now   
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All this is irrelevant.

Burton rules the world, and Nike owns Burton - so who cares?

Or - does Burton own Nike?

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Originally posted by shaunnj

My only issues with burton are poor quality products and their rather abusive policies towards certain e-tailers:)
so basically you dont know how the industry really works or the real reasons there is a burton issue with sierra.  you just see burton taking away the account and demanding payment, for no reason other than to be abusive, and its only enhanced by the fact that you cant get 70% off burton anymore (which is probably the REAL reason so many people are hating on burton in regards to the sierra issue).  am i right?
 
It does suck that we can't get 70% off on Burton.  It is a good product and to get it at 70% is a real treat.  What I have an issue with is the maximizing of profit when they could make a decent profit and still prosper.  The idea of squeezing the maximum out of every product just doesn't seem sustainable.   I know this is going to take a bad turn, but it is the same issue with the Banking/Credit Industry where just making 5% profit increase each year isn't enough.  Now I don't know the margins or the costs but it seems like we could all coexist, the retailers, the producers, and the buyers in a fair relationship.
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I don't have anything against Sierra but I like how some people have a hard on for Sierra and think its the best place ever. The only reason you guys think Sierra is so amazing is that you can get gear for 50-70% off.
 
Companies want to make money, as been stated before. They want to make as much as they can to stay in business incase the next fiscal year is bad. This is especially true for snowboarding companies as they really only make their money during a certain period of the year, this being a seasonal sport. And yeah you can make the argument for the Southern Hemi but its not enough.
 
What they did with Sierra was right. They set a standard for their products and Sierra sold them for under what Burton set. And Burton cut their account with Sierra, they kept their end of the agreement. Whos in the wrong here? Sierra, they didn't keep the agreement that they had with Burton so Burton called it quits.
 
I can't believe people don't see because they are blinded by the massive sales and how they can save money. Heres an idea, don't go out on the every weekend to party and waste money on unecessary stuff. Save that money for snowboarding if you love it so much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 3:22am
i was at two "local" shops and they had 2010 burton gear at 50% off.  Sierra isn't the only one who "breaks" the rules...online or offline. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 4:48am
Burton like every other snowboarding company is in business to make a profit. Why is that a bad thing?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 5:54am
They make quality products and have successfully diversified beyond just snowboards and snowboard specific accessories and clothing. All their sub-brands make great quality gear as well which is all mostly medium to high end. Love them or hate them, Burton has a extremely large range and great quality.

Business is about money so you can't call them money hungry
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Lee and Wrangler are on there because skiing in jeans is the shiznit. Yawn. This whole Burton topic has been beat to death. Say it's not so Wal-Mart is out to make money. Just like every snowboard company that ever existed. Or did I miss out on the company that cares so much about the sport that they give out boards for free. I'm still mad that Burton didn't come to my birthday party. We had a pony and a bouncy castle. Who could turn that down?
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I don't care about that burton subject anymore and sales at SS and if you are hardcore or just here for the sales, So I am going back to the first idea. 

The things that shocked be was to find out what companies the tobacco companies own. They own so many different things like Nabisco and kraft.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2010 at 7:35am
Originally posted by mech9t5

i was at two "local" shops and they had 2010 burton gear at 50% off.  Sierra isn't the only one who "breaks" the rules...online or offline. 
 
I could be wrong, Spenser or another shop guy could elaborate, but I think the discounts in store can be different from the discounts made online. I'm not sure what the actual percentages are, but ya, that might be why.
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